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Thyroid Storm (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care fo Thyroid Storm

If you have any of the following conditions, call your doctor immediately:

  • Fever
  • Very rapid heart beats
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Significant fatigue and exhaustion

Friends or family members of anyone experiencing symptoms of thyroid storm (who may not be able to function normally) should take the affected individual to an emergency department immediately.

Thyroid Storm Diagnosis

The following tests are usually performed to diagnose thyroid storm:

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